What does this moment require? Perspectives from philanthropy

May 26, 2021 - 3:00pm
Faith Mitchell, Colleen Briggs, Mark Constantine, Chantel Rush

In the past year and a half, a global pandemic erupted with disparate impact on low-income workers; a racial justice movement began, sparked by the murder of George Floyd and so many other people of color by police; and the results of a national election were disputed but shifted power in Washington. These forces and the moment we find ourselves in has required us to reflect on how our organizations can do better in combating racism and advancing equity. Foundations have been no exception to this. In this panel during NNIP Month in May 2021 we were joined by representatives from national and local foundations to share their thoughts on the trends they see in philanthropy, how their own foundations have shifted in thinking and grantmaking, and the role that they see for data to inform their efforts and those of their grantees.


  • Faith Mitchell (Moderator), Urban Institute
  • Colleen Briggs, JPMorgan Chase & Co
  • Mark Constantine, Richmond Memorial Health Foundation
  • Chantel Rush, The Kresge Foundation